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Nov 11, 2012 8:00pm EST
of in the documentary. the journalist -- former journalist sharon and dr. leslie chow. sharon bedroomly was -- shannon excuse me, was with u.s. news at one point. why did you pick her? >> she had written a book called overtreated. and that book was sort of seminal for us in understanding that this -- that more is not better when it comes to health care. that more can actually hurt us. and it was her book that really explained that to us and therefore i sought her out to be in our film. >> here she is and others. >> the vast majority of doctors in this country are paid by a fee for service system. and that simply means that they get paid for each office visit. if they're surgeons they get paid for each procedure. if it's a radiologist, they get paid for each ct scan that they deliver. >> if i spend 5 minutes with you and then put in one of these stints, i probably get paid $1500. for me to spend 45 minutes on an established visit with a patient to make sure they're doing their exercise, and to try to figure out what their true problem is, i probably get paid $15. it's a completely irrational system. >>
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